Arguably the most problematic of all pest animals, roof rats can destroy grain supplies, spread disease, and damage the attics and rooftops of buildings. They often invade attics in the winter and spring to escape the cold or to nest and raise their young. Roof rats are strong animals that can damage the shingles, fascia board, soffits, and vents of the structures they enter. Once inside, they commonly destroy insulation, duct work, wiring, and drywall with their urine, feces, and constant gnawing. Water damage can also become a problem at the entry point. How To Get Rid Of Rats In The Attic – Rats are one of the most problematic pest animals to deal with for those who have attic spaces, as they can squeeze through holes that are around the size of a quarter, while they are also prodigious breeders. They can successfully mate throughout the year, meaning that if you have rats in the attic, then there is a good possibility that they will have a nest of baby rats that you will need to deal with as well. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health.
Squirrels love to live in attics. They also love to chew and will chew on houses or wires, ducts, pipes once inside an attic. People don’t like the noises of squirrels running about above the ceiling or in the eaves, but it’s really the chewing that’s a problem. If squirrels chew on electrical wires in an attic, it can create a real potential fire hazard. Squirrels also bring in nesting material and leave urine and feces in an attic. If you have squirrels in your attic, the total cost will probably run between $250 – $500 to remove all the squirrels and seal the entry holes shut. This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many squirrels are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc.
Since they tunnel so close to ground surfaces, moles often leave behind unsightly mounds of upturned dirt and kill grass and other plants when they burrow into the ground. As infestations of moles grow, they are capable of more destruction and can totally ruin otherwise aesthetically pleasing fields, as well as destroy crop yields for farmers. Additionally, the mammals inhabit sports fields, rendering them unusable. Employing mole control methods can be tedious and expensive. Moles can be very destructive to yards and need to be dealt with. There are measures you can take to get rid of them. The good news is moles don’t build colonies so you should only have to deal with 1 or 2 moles. When you’re beginning your efforts, you’ll want to make sure the mole tunnels are still active. Cover up the holes and wait a few days. If the holes are uncovered, you’ve got an active mole tunnel. Here are some tips for dealing with your mole problem.
A raccoon issue can be a real problem. Not only can raccoons cause damage to your home or property, they can also harm you, your family or your pets. Our experts specialize in getting rid of raccoons and providing raccoon exclusion work to make sure they stay out for good. Call us today for raccoon removal in Germantown, TN or Collierville Tennessee.
Besides live trapping, there are other ways to deal with raccoons. Habitat modification, removal of attractive coverage and food sources all can aid in making your home less attractive to raccoons. However, once a raccoon has taken up residence these methods and tactics can be of little use. Always keep in mind, if your only solution is raccoon traps, more will simply take their place as vacant dens are always inhabited within a short time.
Sometimes individual raccoons must be removed by hand depending on the circumstances. It is strongly advised that in cases like this, you always hire a professional raccoon trapper who can safely perform the removal.
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Our top to bottom, complete home inspections are second to no one in our thoroughness to locate all openings where animals and/ or rodents are entering. This also includes locating areas that may be vulnerable to a reinfestation after removal has been completed.
Efficient Animal Removal
Once all of the wildlife, roof rat or squirrel entry points are identified, we then set up traps to start combating the infestation. Depending on the home traps may be set in the attic, on the roof and/ or set over entry points to catch rats and squirrels as they try to enter or exit.
Cleanup & Restoration
After wildlife, squirrels or especially roof rats in the attic have been removed with a trapping program, cleaning the area that was infested is a must. Rats for instance leave behind feces, urine and grease marks that all harbor bacteria, disease and parasites.
Guaranteed Rodent Exclusion
Our propritary rat proofing system is famed nationwide amongst wildlife professionals for its superior strength and unmatches aesthetic qualities. Our rodent exclusion system has stood the test of time and has also endured all animal attempts with a perfect track record.
Owned and operated by Richard Hodges, a U.S. Army combat veteran, Patriot Wildlife Control operates with the same attention to detail and integrity acquired in the military.
Richard Hodges is known by wildlife control companies nationwide as an instructor and innovator for his proprietary rodent proofing system, which is designed to keep rodents out of homes while maintaining the home’s aesthetic value.
As a member of the Wildlife Removal Elite network, Richard Hodges offers training and certifications for rodent control companies coast to coast who are looking for a permanent, eye pleasing solution to keeping rodents out of homes.